Saramaccan is a Creole language spoken by about 24,000 people near the Saramacca and upper Suriname Rivers in Suriname, and 2,000 in French Guiana. The speakers are mostly descendants of fugitive slaves; they form a group called Saramacca, also spelled Saramaka.
|Subject||Tense||Modal/Aspect 1||Modal/Aspect 2||Verb||Translation|
|2||A||-||-||ta||waka||He is walking.|
|3||A||-||o||-||waka||He will walk.|
|4||A||bi||-||-||waka||He did walk.|
|5||A||-||-||sa||waka||He can walk or he may walk|
|6||A||-||o||ta||waka||He will walk (continuously or habitually).|
|7||A||-||o||sa ta||waka||He is able to walk (continuously or habitually).|
|8||A||bi||o||-||waka||He was going to walk.|
|9||A||bi||-||sa||waka||He could have walked.|
|10||A||bi||-||ta||waka||He was walking or he used to walk.|
|11||A||bi||o||sa||waka||He could have walked.|
|12||A||bi||o||sa ta||waka||He could have walked (continuously or habitually).|
|14||A||bi||-||sa ta||waka||He used to be able to walk.|
7,8,13, and 14 occur seldom; the sa ta combinations are especially rare.